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Today, the House approved legislation overhauling the page program. It established a new page board and reimbursement for travel.

H.R. 475 was introduced by Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI) on January 16, 2007. It was submitted with 2 co-sponsors. Pursuant to a motion on January 18, 2007 by Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), the House began consideration of H.R. 475 at 10:28 A.M. Thirty minutes of debate, split between majority and minority, continued until 11:17 A.M., when a final vote was called for. H.R. 475 passed by a vote of 416-0.

Analysis of H.R. 475 and all of its provisions is available in Jan. 19th's update!

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Originally posted to sharris0512 on Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 11:11 AM PST.

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    I check your Digest every day, and it's very useful. I feel better informed, I have passed along information to people on items in legislation that was really important, and it's helping me to track my Congressman (Repub). I'm keeping a spreadsheet of each of his votes which should make it easier to argue against him.

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    Do you know if anybody's doing one like this on the Senate??? That would be nice, too.

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